Quality of Life Comparison

COMPARED TO

If you lived in Paraguay instead of Congo, Republic of the, you would:

Health

be 80.8% less likely to be living with HIV/AIDS


In Congo, Republic of the, 2.6% of people are living with AIDS/HIV as of 2018. In Paraguay, that number is 0.5% of people as of 2018.

live 16.6 years longer


In Congo, Republic of the, the average life expectancy is 61 years (60 years for men, 63 years for women) as of 2020. In Paraguay, that number is 78 years (75 years for men, 81 years for women) as of 2020.

be 2.1 times more likely to be obese


In Congo, Republic of the, 9.6% of adults are obese as of 2016. In Paraguay, that number is 20.3% of people as of 2016.

Economy

make 88.2% more money


Congo, Republic of the has a GDP per capita of $6,800 as of 2017, while in Paraguay, the GDP per capita is $12,800 as of 2017.

be 84.2% less likely to be unemployed


In Congo, Republic of the, 36.0% of adults are unemployed as of 2014. In Paraguay, that number is 5.7% as of 2017.

be 52.3% less likely to be live below the poverty line


In Congo, Republic of the, 46.5% live below the poverty line as of 2011. In Paraguay, however, that number is 22.2% as of 2015.

Life

be 77.8% less likely to die during childbirth


In Congo, Republic of the, approximately 378.0 women per 100,000 births die during labor as of 2017. In Paraguay, 84.0 women do as of 2017.

be 17.1% more likely to be literate


In Congo, Republic of the, the literacy rate is 80.3% as of 2018. In Paraguay, it is 94.0% as of 2018.

be 66.7% less likely to die during infancy


In Congo, Republic of the, approximately 50.7 children die before they reach the age of one as of 2020. In Paraguay, on the other hand, 16.9 children do as of 2020.

have 49.1% fewer children


In Congo, Republic of the, there are approximately 32.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020. In Paraguay, there are 16.6 babies per 1,000 people as of 2020.

Basic Needs

be 73.9% more likely to have access to electricity


In Congo, Republic of the, approximately 57% of people have electricity access (74% in urban areas, and 23% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Paraguay, that number is 98% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 96% in rural areas) as of 2016.

be 7.5 times more likely to have internet access


In Congo, Republic of the, approximately 8.7% of the population has internet access as of 2018. In Paraguay, about 65.0% do as of 2018.

be 19.5% more likely to have access to improved drinking water


In Congo, Republic of the, approximately 84% of people have improved drinking water access (98% in urban areas, and 56% in rural areas) as of 2017. In Paraguay, that number is 100% of people on average (100% in urban areas, and 100% in rural areas) as of 2017.

Expenditures

spend 26.1% less on education


Congo, Republic of the spends 4.6% of its total GDP on education as of 2015. Paraguay spends 3.4% of total GDP on education as of 2016.

Paraguay: At a glance

Paraguay is a sovereign country in South America, with a total land area of approximately 397,302 sq km. Paraguay achieved its independence from Spain in 1811. In the disastrous War of the Triple Alliance (1865-70) - between Paraguay and Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay - Paraguay lost two-thirds of its adult males and much of its territory. The country stagnated economically for the next half century. Following the Chaco War of 1932-35 with Bolivia, Paraguay gained a large part of the Chaco lowland region. The 35-year military dictatorship of Alfredo STROESSNER ended in 1989, and, despite a marked increase in political infighting in recent years, Paraguay has held relatively free and regular presidential elections since the country's return to democracy.

How big is Paraguay compared to Congo, Republic of the? See an in-depth size comparison.


The statistics on this page were calculated using the following data sources: The World Factbook.

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